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Sharing Our Knowledge: Best Practices for Supporting English Language Learners in Schools

Author: Nadia Prokopchuk
Subject: Education
Source: Open Textbook Library
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To complete the course ECUR 415.3: Current Issues in EAL/ students are required to submit a final paper that reflects their growing knowledge about English as an Additional Language (EAL). EAL is the term used in Saskatchewan to describe students who speak languages other than English and require adequate levels of English to be successful with the school curriculum. Most students enrolled in the online course ECUR 415 are practicing teachers who are working toward a Post-Degree Certificate in EAL Education (PDCEAL)/ while continuing to live and work in various locations both within and outside of the province. The certificate program/ offered through the College of Education/ University of Saskatchewan/ is recognized by provincial education authorities as being equivalent to one full year of post-degree study. As such/ the certificate equips teachers with the knowledge and expertise to be considered teacher-specialists of EAL Education. The course ECUR 415 also attracts some pre-service teachers who are pursuing a Bachelor of Education degree and have an interest in EAL Education.

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